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20 min ago | Hollywood Reporter

'Boxtrolls' Beats 'Lucy,' 'Sex Tape' at U.K. Box Office

Universal's animated film about trash-collecting monsters, The Boxtrolls , has surged to the top of the U.K. box office, bringing in $3.24 million over its opening weekend in Britain. According to figures from Rentrak released Tuesday, the 3D stop motion film , directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi and produced by ParaNorman and Coraline studio Laika, dominated the weekend, beating Lucy , which came in second, by over $1.9 million.

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2 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 19 Premiere: 'Fresh...

TV stars Alfonso Ribeiro and Sadie Robertson commanded the dance floor and took home the highest scores of the night on Monday's Dancing With the Stars season 19 premiere. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air veteran and his professional partner Witney Carson wowed the crowd and judges' table with their jive, earning 36/40 points, the highest score of the night.

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Related Topix: Reality TV, Entertainment, Dancing With the Stars, Television, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Comedy, Alfonso Ribeiro, Black Entertainment, Will Smith, Hip-Hop

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

China's Huayi Brothers Setting Up $130 Million U.S. Subsidiary

Private Chinese production company Huayi Brothers Media Co. will set up a $130 million subsidiary in the United States to invest in the distribution and production of movies and TV shows.

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Related Topix: Marketing

Hollywood Reporter

Man Jumps to Death From Roof of Standard Hotel in Downtown L.A.

The 24-hour party vibe of the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles ground to a halt Monday afternoon when a man leaped 12 floors to his death from the hotel's rooftop lounge. The incident occurred as guests crowded the rooftop pool, seeking to cool off during a mid-September heat wave in which temperatures hit the mid-90s.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, The Hollywood Reporter, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Hollywood Reporter

'Wayward Pines' Creator Tapped to Adapt 'Darkest Minds'

Chad Hodge , the creator of the Fox TV series Wayward Pines , has been tapped to adapt the first book of the Darkest Minds YA trilogy by Alexandra Bracken . The book is described as combining superhero conventions with tones of coming-of-age stories such as Stand By Me and postapocalyptic survivor tales like The Walking Dead .

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Movies, Entertainment

Hollywood Reporter

Inside 'The View' Season Premiere: Off-Camera Moments and How the Panel Came Together

"You ever see those shows ... where you have like 11 seconds to make something from the refrigerator? That's what it felt like." The first episode of the revamped new season of The View seemed to go smoothly when it aired live on ABC at 11 a.m. ET on Monday , but behind the scenes, there were plenty of jokes about rushed preparations to get to the first show.

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Hollywood Reporter

Academy's Plan for Giant Oscar on Its Movie Museum Facade Proving Controversial

A several-story-tall award statuette might be emblazoned on the face of L.A.'s historic former May Co. store, to the skepticism of local preservationists When the Academy released the latest plans for its proposed film museum on Aug. 28, it brought new attention to a previously floated idea to emblazon a giant award statuette on the face of the gold "perfume bottle"-shaped corner of the former May Co.

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Hollywood Reporter

Zack Snyder: Stormtrooper Spotted on the 'Batman v. Superman' Set

The director of the DC Comics sequel tweeted on Saturday a photo of two Gotham City police officers, the newly debuted Batmobile and a Stormtrooper who was being shoved into the cop car, all with an elusive caption: "Case closed."

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Related Topix: Stormtrooper, Publishing, Media, DC Comics

Hollywood Reporter

'Dating Naked' Renewed at VH1

The cable network has ordered a second season of Dating Naked to premiere in summer 2015, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Each episode focuses on a man and a woman as they each date two different -- and naked -- suitors.

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Mirror.co.uk

Porn 'King' claims male Japanese adult movie actors are rarer than Bengal tigers

At least that's the bizarre claim made by Shimiken, the self-styled 'King' of the Japanese adult entertainment industry . Shimiken reckons he's one of just 70 male porn stars currently plying their saucy trade in his home country.

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Hollywood Reporter

Chinese Director Wang Quan'an Detained on Paid Sex Charges

Golden Bear-winning Chinese director Wang Quan'an has been detained on charges of paying for sex, Beijing police said Monday. He is the latest celebrity to fall foul of a broadening morality crusade in the Chinese entertainment business.

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Hollywood Reporter

Miss America Winner Crowned After Performing 'Pitch...

"I wanted every single little girl in America to be able to see that you can do that talent ... and still be Miss America and have the time of your life," Kira Kazantsev says Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pagean t Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Pitch Perfect

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Ray Rice Scandal: Watch ESPN Anchor Hannah Storm's Powerful Criticism of the NFL

Several figures in the media have weighed in on the NFL's botched handling of the Ray Rice domestic abuse incident, and now ESPN anchor Hannah Storm is offering her pointed takedown of the league. At the end of Sunday's SportsCenter broadcast, Storm told viewers that she struggled last week with her daughter's questions about why Rice hit now-wife Janay Palmer and why the league didn't initially punish him more severely.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Hollywood Reporter

Amy Winehouse Statue Debuts in London

Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London. "It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time," he said.

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NFL Star Greg Hardy Deactivated While Awaiting Domestic Abuse Trial

On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers deactivated defensive player Greg Hardy for the team's game that day against the Detroit Lions. The announcement was made Sunday morning on the Panthers' website .

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Players, Greg Hardy, Carolina Panthers, NFL Football

Hollywood Reporter

Ray Rice Scandal: Photoshopped NFL CoverGirl Ad With Black-Eye Model Spreads on Twitter

As controversy over the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice situation continues, a photoshopped image of a model with a black eye is currently spreading on Twitter. The image shows an NFL CoverGirl ad, which has been photoshopped to give the model a black eye.

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Related Topix: Sports, Ray Rice, NFL Players

Hollywood Reporter

'Django Unchained' Actress Mistaken for Prostitute, Accosted by LAPD

An African-American actress who appeared in Django Unchained says she was accosted by Los Angeles police who mistakenly thought she was a prostitute. Danile Watts, who portrayed CoCo in Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning film and currently plays Martin Lawrence's daughter on FX's new comedy series Partners , wrote on her Facebook page that she and husband Brian James Lucas, who is white, were being affectionate in public when the incident occurred Thursday.

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Related Topix: Django Unchained, Joey Diaz

Hollywood Reporter

Box Office Milestone: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Crosses $600M Worldwide

Marvel Studios and Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy has cleared the $600 million mark at the worldwide box office, following its equally remarkable achievement of becoming the top film of the summer in North America. On Friday, the quirky tentpole hit $300 million at the troubled domestic box office, becoming the first film of the year to achieve that milestone.

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Hollywood Reporter

Natalie Cole, Anne Jeffreys Step out for UKRO Benefit Dinner

Entertainment lawyer Kenneth Kleinberg held the annual University Kidney Research Organization benefit dinner Friday evening at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angles. The fundraiser honored Barry Hoeven, Lynda Oschin and Elizabeth Garrett for their contributions towards kidney research.

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Related Topix: Kidney Failure, Health, Kidney Cancer

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Theodore J. Flicker, Creator of TV's 'Barney Miller,' Dies at 84

Theodore J. Flicker , a veteran TV writer and director who co-created the CBS sitcom Barney Miller , died Friday in his Santa Fe home. He was 84. Barbara Flicker , Theodore's wife of 48 years, told The Hollywood Reporter that her husband had suffered from hypersensitivity pneumonitis, known colloquially as "hot tub lung," and she believes that his years of working with clay as a sculptor led to the infliction.

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